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The Resource Leni Riefenstahl : a life, Jürgen Trimborn ; translated from the German by Edna McCown

Leni Riefenstahl : a life, Jürgen Trimborn ; translated from the German by Edna McCown

Label
Leni Riefenstahl : a life
Title
Leni Riefenstahl
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Jürgen Trimborn ; translated from the German by Edna McCown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Dancer, actress, mountaineer, and director Leni Riefenstahl's uncompromising will and audacious talent for self-promotion appeared unmatched--until 1932, when she met her future patron: Adolf Hitler. Best known for two films she made for him, Triumph of the Will and Olympia, Riefenstahl's demanding and obsessive style introduced unusual angles, new approaches to tracking shots, and highly symbolic montages. Despite her lifelong claim to be an apolitical artist, Riefenstahl's monumental vision of Germany's traditions and landscape served to idealize the cause of one of the world's most violent and racist regimes. Trimborn's revelatory biography celebrates this charismatic and adventurous woman, who lived to 101, while also taking on the myths surrounding her. With refreshing distance and detailed research, Trimborn presents the story of a stubborn and intimidating filmmaker who refused to be held accountable for her role in the Holocaust but continued to inspire countless photographers and filmmakers with her artistry.--From publisher description
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trimborn, Jürgen
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PN1998.3.R54
LC item number
T7513 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCown, Enda
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  • Riefenstahl, Leni
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Women motion picture producers and directors
  • National socialism and motion pictures
Label
Leni Riefenstahl : a life, Jürgen Trimborn ; translated from the German by Edna McCown
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-327) and index
Contents
Preface: Approaching a myth. THE ASCENT. Berlin in the time of the Kaiser -- First career steps -- Star of Mountain Films -- Embarking on a new career. FAME. "I was infected" -- The Fuhrer's filmmaker -- The transition to documentary films -- Riefenstahl shapes the face of the Third Reich -- Perfect bodies -- Privileges of a state artist. THE FALL. A secret film project -- Flight into the putatively apolitical -- Not immune after all? THE NEW BEGINNING. Collapse and new beginning -- Riefenstahl discovers a new world -- The temporarily final career. CONCLUSION. The Riefenstahl Renaissance
Edition
1st American ed.
Isbn
9780374184933
Lccn
2006013263
System control number
  • AHS-9874
  • (OCoLC)67773900
Label
Leni Riefenstahl : a life, Jürgen Trimborn ; translated from the German by Edna McCown
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-327) and index
Contents
Preface: Approaching a myth. THE ASCENT. Berlin in the time of the Kaiser -- First career steps -- Star of Mountain Films -- Embarking on a new career. FAME. "I was infected" -- The Fuhrer's filmmaker -- The transition to documentary films -- Riefenstahl shapes the face of the Third Reich -- Perfect bodies -- Privileges of a state artist. THE FALL. A secret film project -- Flight into the putatively apolitical -- Not immune after all? THE NEW BEGINNING. Collapse and new beginning -- Riefenstahl discovers a new world -- The temporarily final career. CONCLUSION. The Riefenstahl Renaissance
Edition
1st American ed.
Isbn
9780374184933
Lccn
2006013263
System control number
  • AHS-9874
  • (OCoLC)67773900

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